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FROM VOLUME 8, NUMBER 12, DECEMBER 1995
Diseases and Global Warming: Tracking Disease Incidence Rates Globally,"
N.C. Low (Low & Associates Actuary, 20125 Bader Circle, Cerritos CA 90703),
World Resour. Rev., 7(3), 386-402, Sep. 1995.
There is no global database system to monitor infectious disease to which
global data of climate change and other environmental factors can be calibrated,
investigated and correlated. Discusses the importance of choosing the correct
measure of disease morbidity. Proposes establishing such a database and
discusses the infrastructure and data sources for building it.
Atmospheric Change and Human Health: More than Merely Adding up the Risks,"
W.J.M. Martens (Dept. Math., Univ. Limburg, POB 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, Neth.),
J. Rotmans, O.J. Vrieze, ibid., 404-416.
Large-scale environmental disturbances may become important factors in human
health. Changes in climate, stratospheric ozone and air pollution are
interrelated, may be synergistic, and may be superimposed on changes in
socioeconomic development and population growth. Describes an integrated
modeling framework to assess changes in public health under various
environmental conditions, yield insights into the complex interrelations, and
develop strategies for sustainable development.
and Vector-Borne Diseases: A Global Modelling Perspective," W.J.M. Martens
(address ibid.), T.H. Jetten et al.,
Global Environ. Change, 5(3), 195-209, June 1995.
Uses general circulation model scenarios of climate change to assess
potential changes in areas vulnerable to malaria and schistosomiasis. The
transmission potential of both diseases is very sensitive to climate changes on
the periphery of the present endemic areas and at higher altitudes within the
areas. The health impact will be most pronounced in populations living is the
less economically developed temperate areas in which endemicity is low or
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